While ChurchMag’s new logo design is currently in the hands of one of the most talented designers I know, I am currently trying to design a logo for Finding Justice with the help of Mark Robinson. Finding Justice has been generic and unbranded for almost a year now, but as it begins to pick-up steam, it’s time that it settled into an identity and have some banding applied to it.
In general, blogs should stay fairly generic until they get enough traction to warrant the time and attention for the branding process. I’ve been involved in several different ventures—both my own and others—and I have found this to be a good way to go about it.
So, as I kick around ideas and draw up some mock-ups, I found this infographic pretty enlightening. I think there’s a pattern, here, can you find it?
I know a lot of friends that tuned in to Doctor Who for the first time with the 50th Anniversary special and enjoyed what they saw. After thinking about ALL of the story arcs, callbacks to the first generation, and early second generation episodes, the numerous villains, and everything that is special with the doctors, their companions, and the friends made along the way, I wonder how much people actually got out of that episode.
To help with this, below are some images to help identify some of the MANY pieces that is part of Doctor Who along with tons of quotes to bring a smile to your face.
As a sound designer myself, I’ve always found the “behind the scenes” look at sound effects to be particularly fascinating—especially when it comes to Sci-Fi.
From Jurassic Park’s dinosaur sounds or the sounds behind the last Tron movie, I’m a sucker for this stuff. So you can imagine how excited I was for the opportunity to learn how they came about creating the Star Wars Lightsaber sounds.
Check. This. Out:
After reading this comic by DOGHOUSEDIARIES, I have become really insecure with my email signatures. Not just my personal email, but my business emails, too.
What does your email signature look like?
I would like to say, however, that I am no longer the guy who lists every blog and social media network that he can be found on the entire Internet. And when I say, “no longer,” I mean a few years ago, so I didn’t’ just change it or anything—LOL!
Check out these seven uses of the email signature:
It’s a classic debate.
PC or Mac?
A few years ago I was a Windows user. There were several reasons why I refrained from jumping over, but then finally it happened.
Now I know what all those people meant when they would say they would never switch back. PC vs Mac, it’s a classic debate:
Did you hear about the 8-year old who drove his parents car?
He had watch his parents drive for a few years and knew just what to do. He grabbed the keys from the key hook by the front door and walked to the family minivan. Following all the usual safety measures he had watched his parents follow, he was careful to properly adjust his seat, mirrors and buckle his seatbelt.
The little boy started the car, placed it in gear, and slowly pulled out into the road. It was easy! Just like his parents, he came to a complete stop at stop signs, always double-checked for oncoming traffic and always proceeded with caution.
We survived Thanksgiving!
Last week we took a break from the Church tech snack pack, as most of you were probably waiting in line at Best Buy.
Now that we’re back into the swing of things, here’s another sweet bit of links:
One thing that really jumped-out at me upon arriving in Italy almost four years ago, was using different money. I found it fun to examine the art, symbols and differences between the different money pieces. In most of the EU, we use the Euro. The coined denominations include a €2 and €1 (similar to american dollars in value) as well as 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 cent pieces.
That all being said, I would never have thought to do something as #EPIC as this painted coin art:
Five Iron Frenzy—”FIF”, to their friends—was one of my favorite bands in high school and college. I saw them play live three times, including their 2003 final show in Denver, Colorado. I still play their old albums a lot. They’re fun, inspiring, and very singable. I’ve missed FIF these past ten years. Then, without warning, a Kickstarter campaign was launched, with the goal being met three times over within the first two days. All of a sudden, FIF had been resurrected. All of my dreams were coming true: more concerts, more albums, less “Combat Chuck.”
So, here I am, nearing thirty, listening to the newest albums from one of my favorite bands from a decade ago. It’s a weird moment, but I like it.
Let me start by saying that this is not an anti-tech post. I am a geek, for sure, and if this doesn’t prove it, nothing ever will. So all that to say, I am writing this for myself, too.
Every single day I see more and more people with their faces buried in their smartphones. People who are seemingly letting their lives go by without truly noticing, as technology pulls them further and further from the real world around them.
Maybe that’s why I seriously love this cartoon by Liam Walsh: